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- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 55.00
With an output of more than 250,000 minutes annually, and with roughly 5,000 producers and production units around, the Chinese are leading the field of animated films. Although it is almost impossible to completely cover 90 years of filmmaking, this book provides a comprehensible introduction to the industry's infancy, its Golden Age (Shanghai... more...
- Diplomica Verlag 2014; US$ 18.51
Seit Anbeginn haben die deutsche Manga- und Animeszene und ihre Mitglieder (Fans) mit Vorurteilen zu kämpfen. Glaubt man diesen, so entstammt der typische Manga- und Animefan den sogenannten bildungsfernen Schichten und ist ungebildet. Er liest nur deshalb Manga oder sieht eigentlich nur für Kinder geeignete Anime, weil er entweder nicht in der Lage... more...
- University of Minnesota Press 2014; US$ 25.00
If the source of manga and anime is physically located in Japan, the temptation for many critics and scholars is to ask what aspects of Japanese culture and history gave rise to these media. This ninth volume of Mechademia ?an annual collection of critical work on anime and manga?challenges the tendency to answer the question of origins by reductively... more...
- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2008; US$ 35.00
Formed by a small group of university students in the early 1980s, Studio Gainax is now one of the most adventurous and widely esteemed anime companies on the scene. And it is fascinating for its unique approach to animation. Formal experimentation, genre-straddling, self-reflexivity, unpredictable plot twists, a gourmet palate for stylishness, proverbially... more...
- Indiana University Press 2014; US$ 24.99
From the iconic Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937) to Tangled, the 2010 retelling of Rapunzel, Handsome Heroes and Vile Villains looks at the portrayal of male characters in Disney films from the perspective of masculinity studies and feminist film theory. This companion volume to Good Girls and Wicked Witches places these depictions within the... more...
- Scribe Publications Pty Ltd. 2015; US$ 19.99
The 2014 edition of The Best of Britain?s Political Cartoons is a comprehensive and hilarious look at the last 12 months of British life?including local misfortunes with our party leaders, UKIP, and the floods, and foreign travails in the Ukraine, Syria, Iraq, and Gaza. The Best of Britain?s Political Cartoons 2014 is a tribute to the art, power,... more...
- F+W Media 2015; US$ 22.99
How to Draw Monsters! (No humans were harmed in the making of this book.) Looking for a way to unleash your inner beast? It's easy with these wonderfully weird and relatively harmless creatures. Head inside the Monster Factory to: Draw 43 fun and feisty monsters step by step! Learn to draw different eyes, mouths, horns, legs and feet, and... more...
- Gallery Books 2010; US$ 22.95
Each week about fifty New Yorker cartoonists submit ten ideas, yielding five hundred cartoons for no more than twenty spots in the magazine. Arguably the most brilliant single-panel-gag cartoonists in the world create a bunch of cartoons every week that never see the light of day. These rejects were piling up in the dusty corners of studios all... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 29.95
Design creative characters inspired by real people. Let Mike Mattesi show you how to use life drawing to discover the poses, features and personalities which form the basis of character and then build, develop and 'PUSH' your drawings to new heights of dramatic and visual impact for believable characters audiences can relate to. Packed with color... more...